Sunday, May 17, 2009

Pasta Salad With Roasted Tomatoes


Earlier today, I prepared an easy and light pasta salad for lunch with my kids. Here is the recipe. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers in Canada a very Happy Victoria Day!


Pasta Salad With Roasted Tomatoes

Ingredients

1 Packet (16 oz/454 g) Dried Pasta
800 g Grape Tomatoes
4 Cloves Garlic
1 Small Yellow Onion, peeled and quartered
1/4 Cup Pitted Olive, chopped
1/2 Cup Chopped Basil
10 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 Lemon (about 1 1/2 Tbsp) juice
Sea Salt To Taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Method

Preheat the oven to 400˚F. In a large roasting pan, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for about 25 minutes.

In a large pot, bring about 5 L of water to a boil and add 1 Tbsp of salt. Add the pasta and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally until tender but firm, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and toss in about 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil. Set aside in a large salad bowl.

Remove the roasted garlic and onion and set aside to cool briefly. Then mince the garlic and coarsely chop the onion.

Toss the pasta into the roasting pan and combine well with the vegetables. Season with lemon juice, sea salt and some freshly ground black pepper.


10 comments :

  1. I am so having that for dinner tonight. That looks delicious.

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  2. This is really gorgeous!

    And I appreciate discovering something different to do with all of the extra basil I have growing in my windowsill!

    I'm definitely gonna try this recipe asap. Thanks!

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  3. what a wonderful combination of colors

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  4. Sounds like a great light summer meal.

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  5. This looks so light and flavorful. Thanks for the recipe and the Hasselback potatoes were delicious!

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  6. @Technicolour Nightmare: Thanks. Have you tried making them yet?

    @jd: Thanks for the comment. I'm growing some basil on my windowsill too!

    @Cindy Khor: Thanks. Do try making them, ya?

    @oneordinaryday: You're absolutely right!

    @Leslie: Thanks:)

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  7. @LK- Healthy Delicious: Thanks.

    @Carrian : Thanks and I'm glad you like the Hasselback potatoes too! :D

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  8. That pasta salad looks really good! Roasting the tomatoes is definitely the way to go as it adds so much flavour!

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